- 395 Pages
- Oversized Format
- Heavily Illustrated in Full Color Photos
- Released: December 1, 2008
- Publisher: Ammo Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Suicide Girls are the alternative, pierced and tattooed online sorority that has become a world wide phenomenon. Started in Portland by Missy Suicide and her friends in 2001, the Suicide Girls broke conventional notions of beauty and the pin-up girl ideal as defined by men's magazines and the culture at large. Unlike the stereotypical blonde, anorexic, and surgically enhanced buxom babes of the "Baywatch" ilk, Suicide girls come in all shapes and colors, with the aesthetic leaning more towards punk rock and vintage Betty Page.
Since launching SuicideGirls, Missy has become a sought after voice on this growing subculture, and on young women's desire for self expression and identity. She has been interviewed on issues relating to music, the Internet, pop culture and body image on numerous radio stations and in publications such as the New York Times, Wired, Spin and Elle. She hosts a weekly SuicideGirls talk radio show on LA's Indie 103.1 FM and was recently chosen to model as part of Peta 2's 2008 "Ink, Not Mink" celebrity, anti-fur ad campaign.
Suicide Girls - Beauty Redefined explores the Suicide Girl phenomenon from their start in 2001 to their websites one million unique weekly visitors today. This giant tome provides a timely look at the fascinating women who created and inhabit the SG community. With an introduction by SG founder, Missy Suicide and images of hundreds of SuicideGirls world-wide, this title shines a light on a new female aesthetic - a look reminiscent of vintage Betty Page and Bunny Yeager photos, but with a decisively 21st century edge. "There's no other place in the media to see girls (like these) who are tremendously smart and beautiful in their own way" says Missy, "Everywhere you look you just see the super-thin, super-tall, bleach blonde Baywatch babe. There are a lot of people out there who want to see a different kind of beauty."